Welcome to Carrick Medical Practice
Carrick is a single-handed medical practice in the beautiful rural coastal area of South West Donegal. The main surgery and office are in Carrick. I aim to provide top quality evidence-based care covering general medical, maternity, immunisations, family planning and palliative care to people as close to their homes as possible. Carrick Health Centre is an HSE facility and is also home to the Public Health nurse (0749739346); and hosts visiting psychology and addiction services.
Clinics in Kilcar are not held anymore.
Glencolmcille clinic was suspended during the coronavirus pandemic and will not recommence, because much more of our work is done online now, and the Glen Health Centre does not have suitable facilities or connectivity
Whilst this has been a considerable challenge, and a worry for people with underlying health conditions or chronic diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, there has been no better time to put into practice lifestyle measures which you may have felt too busy to do previously. An hour's brisk walk a day will help your mental health by getting away from a constant news stream or a crowded house, will help your lung capacity and reduce your risk of heart disease and blood pressure. You can build up from 1 hour to 2 or 3, there is no risk of overdose from exercise, and you are investing in your long term health and maybe reducing the need for drugs later on. Stopping smoking is certainly advised at this time, as smokers are more at risk of lung disease. You can find help at www.quit.hse.ie
We are still using masks in the health centre and request that you would wear one, as Covid is still around, as are lots of other viruses and we need to protect vulnerable people.
To access free GP services UK visitors will need either an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), or documentation confirming UK residence, such as National Health number, passport, driving licence or National Insurance Number. The Practice is obliged to keep a copy of this documentation.